May 27th, 2011

Crick Debunks Huhne’s Telegraph Spin

Regarding the Telegraph’s report this morning that Vicky Pryce had not co-operated with the police,  Huhne has briefed their crime correspondent, Mark Hughes, that he doesn’t think his estranged wife pulled the trigger:

“We have always thought that she was never going to make that allegation. But we didn’t know what she was going to do, she had made the allegation to the press, how did we know what she was going to say to the police? I think the phrase that has been used is that her allegations were to wound not to kill, because even if this all goes away she has still caused a huge storm. Chris is confident, but his confidence is not just because she hasn’t told the police anything, it comes from the fact that he hasn’t done anything.”

Enter stage right Newsnight’s Michael Crick with a comprehensive rebuttal of The Telegraph’s story. Crick says he has learnt:

Vicky Pryce is “irritated” by the report. “It’s rubbish that she’s not co-operating.” Ka-pow

Huhne’s car was photographed at around 11.20pm on the night in question, Huhne landed at nearby Stansted just under an hour before, while his wife was 40 miles away. Spin that.

As Guido said  there is evidence from Pryce to satisfy newspaper lawyers, according to Crick she has pledged to back up the papers in court if necessary. We might see this on Sunday. Boom.


104 Comments

  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Hunt is guilty!

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    • 6
      deedee says:

      oh no hes not….

      so far nothing new… rehased….

      Only thing missing is guido saying “not long now………. ” droll.

      Still not proof of what he did – looks like he drove car (or someone else did), and that points accured….

      But who filled in the form… if she did he not guilty of that !!!!!!!

      He can still get off with a kicking no more….

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      • 9
        Judge Dread says:

        guilt of what billy – lets see you state what you think he has done….

        maybe he will sue you if its libelous ????

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        • 10
          Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

          Perverting the cause of justice.

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          • Judge Dread says:

            for speeding points ? is that all ?

            All these posts for just avoiding 3 pts …… ?

            At least you have nailed your claim to the mast… pretty hollow after all your posts and bluster ?

            ps hows the cricket looking ?

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          • MIKE HANCOCK Perv Letch Stalker MP and part time SPY says:

            I’m a pervert in the court of justice

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          • Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

            To a degree i agree a whole lot of fuss over avioding 3 points, But law breakers should not be law makers.

            Cricket , well em Sri Lanka 393-7 KP bowling.

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          • Judge Dread says:

            we have maladich heading to haig for war crimes…..

            gadafi hiding in triploi

            and guido and billy hunting a huhne over 3 speeding points – but you won the AV vote … ?

            do you think the vitriol is out of kilter here ?

            2 weeks of headlines and huhne getting a non-stick sheene on him if he can survive this………

            You created a monster with Tony and Brown…. whot now ?

            hang people without due process and evidence …

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          • Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

            I didnt create a monster with Tony and Gordon (they need any help from me).

            Look at the banner of this site “Title tatle etc”

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          • Judge Dread says:

            Billy… law breakers should not be law makers….

            that would mean no one to make laws…. so that rule sucks…

            So “hang em” seems a bit rich no ?

            KP bowling – is sounds grim.,… how come the ashes winners cannot topple shrilank ?

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          • Judge Dread says:

            oh yes you did create the monster Tony and jonah Brown…

            as you stood and let them…

            is that not guilty as charged ?

            Are you saying you never voted for Toblerone…. even once ?

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          • Judge Dread says:

            i think guido is hawking more than tittle tattle in this case…. ?

            does he have a chip on his shoulder about hunhe ?

            A year investing huhne expenses and its dismissed by the election commission in hours…. ouch ????

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          • Mike Handycock says:

            He’s a sound chap.

            We will all rally round and he will survive.

            Saving the world from the foul scourge of AGW denial is essential work and Chris is the best chap for the job

            MA-HA-BONE!!

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          • The Paragnostic says:

            Neither Mladic nor Ghadaffi have pushed through carbon reduction plans that will bugger our economy for the forseeable future.

            They might both be unpleasant gits with a penchant for reducing the number of moon worshippers (if so, we have several cities that could do with a spring clean), but neither are acting directly against the British people.

            Trivial or not, if it gets rid of Huhne then I’m all for it.

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          • Mike Handycock says:

            you cannot resist the Theocracy of Gaia – it it foolish to try

            Chris has been chosen. If you strike him down, he will move to Europe and become more powerful than you can possibly imagine

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      • 96
        Dogsbreath says:

        Highly amusing, its nice to see the old spin machine clunking gears in the somewhat hopeless attempts to save yet another crap politician who has not only shat on his wife but the electorate too.

        All parties have their fair share of dead beats shysters and cretins, but its hard not to conceive the dear old Liberals seem to have the lions share.

        Spin away its good for a laugh!

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    • 20
      Lembits cheeky didlo says:

      Who cares if he’s guilty or not. It’s absolutely marvelous entertainment.

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    • 26
      Hang em high says:

      He’s got cockroach like reslience / He’s actually innocent. Delete as necessary.

      You’ve got to admit, either way, it’s a show, and an entertaining one at that.

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    • 33
      Robert Mugabe says:

      Huhne is innocent! Or maybe not. Huhne is probliy innocent……….ish. Or is he? F UCK IT, make your mind up. I’m way too old for this shit.

      Bloody colonial powers can’t do anything right. Just kill someone for gods sake, that normally works.

      No Shame

      By Any Means Necessary

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      • 50
        Nick Clegg, part time politician because that's how much I care says:

        I don’t want to harp on about this, but I really feel I should say something, because I don’t feel I’m letting the public know about all my achievements and maybe that’s why they hate me, but I came up with ‘Nick Clegg’s 15 Minutes By Any Means Necessary’ first.

        It’s after 2.00pm for heaven’s sake and I’m still writing this, doesn’t that say something.

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        • 55
          Robert Mugabe says:

          FOR GOODNESS SAKE! Do I have to keep going on about this? Can’t we share it?

          I’ve been getting to know David Laws and he seems to be an expert in giving AND taking. Can’t you take a leaf out of his book.

          If all this is because you’re stressed then kill someone, it always works for me.

          WHO SAID CRAZIER THAN GAADAFI? Gaadafi isn’t crazy, in the same way that the Lib Dems aren’t diddlers.

          Solidarity with my Lib Dem brothers.

          No Shame

          By Any Means Necessary

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    • 38
      Soon to be unemployed in Portsmouth. says:

      God bless you Chris, keeping a doomed man entertained. Keep on keeping on.

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    • 58
      AC1 says:

      Save this for the next time our resident sock-puppet troll posts the same stale youtube vids.

      http://laughingsquid.com/the-hard-knock-life-of-an-internet-troll/

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      • 68
        Common sense voter says:

        Don’t read these posts if you don’t like them. I enjoy them, and the varied posts on this site.

        I don’t like essay sized posts so when they occasionally pop up I simply scroll past them. Why would I let them vex me.

        I totally believe in the freedom of speech afforded to every one in this country. It’s one of the few things that makes me proud to be British.

        Essay posters, please continue unabated

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      • 71
        Anonymous says:

        I also like the varied nature of posts on this site. The posts I object to tend to be more mundane. The other night for example ‘Boring’ posted a request to make all posters leave email addresses. Further down the page was an offensive post which I deemed to be racist.

        I suspected that ‘Boring’ may have posted this to reinforce his point. Either way I found the post to be offensive, but I believe in free speech, i.e. people are free to object to a post and say why.

        Debate and free speech are good things in my book. This is why I, unlike some other posters have no problem whatsoever with Billy Bowden.

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        • 72
          Common sense voter says:

          +1 I too like Billy. If you don’t like him or any other posters don’t read them. It really is that easy.

          Life can be hard enough without adding to your unhappiness by reading posts you know will annoy you.

          Do you also wear hair shirts and flagelate yourself?

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      • 83
        Late to the party says:

        Clegg off you Lembitstain AC1. I’d call you a Huhne too but it seems that Christopher may be innocent.

        I generally don’t get home in time to make posts that would be widely read so my mean pleasure from the blog is reading it. I don’t need any Clegging censorship thank you very much.

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  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Third?

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  3. 3
    Polly Toynbee says:

    Hang him

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  4. 4
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Bit tired of Huhne now
    is there really nothing else going on in the political world ?

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    • 45
      Nobhead Dave latest cunning plan says:

      Yes there is. I’m going to give even more of Britain’s money away in foreign aid.

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      • 66
        Father Ted says:

        If it means we get all that oil at a knockdown price – then its worth it.

        Mind you the bill for all that bombing hasn’t landed yet.

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  5. 5
    David Dimblebore says:

    Seconded!

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  6. 7
    Trimminghams Gag Reflex says:

    I don’t swallow his spin, but I do swallow.

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  7. 8
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    “satisfynewspaper lawyers”

    Hire a new intern :-)

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  8. 11
    INSPECTOR GUIDO says:

    His wife was 40 miles away at the time
    and he landed a whole hour before !
    at just 40 mph she could have been there
    but as we are talking SPEEDING she could have been there a lot quicker
    maybe she forgot she was picking him up ?
    i hate the ugly lezbo shagging bastard but fact’s is fact’s !

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    • 103
      Loosehead says:

      Presumably the car was heading southbound…

      …so she would have had to finish her crepe suzettes, swig the last glass of Krug, kiss a dozen people “goodbye darling”, wait for the valet to bring her car round, drive up to Stansted, through roadworks, wait for the Huhne at the gate, and drive back to the roadworks, in an hour and 20.
      Sounds like she should have been done for speeding on the way up too.

      Don’t they have security gates, with cameras, at Stansted parking?
      Or haven’t they interviewed people at the dinner she was at? Did she have a skinful? Did she drive herself away or get a taxi?

      I have to say the ice is cracking under him. He was on 9 points, and another 3 would have made it tricky to keep milking the EU gravy train. Why, he might even have had to actually get a taxi from the airport, instead of just claiming for one.

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  9. 13
    Chrisy the Huhne says:

    Huhne’s car was photographed at around 11.20pm on the night in question, Huhne landed at nearby Stansted just under an hour before, while his wife was 40 miles away.

    There was obviously a doppelganger of my wife driving around impersonating her.

    That’s the only rational explanation.

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  10. 15
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    The main question is ‘Why now?’. Perhaps that’s why Huhne feels so confident. id a little deeper and you may see.

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  11. 17
    CHRIS Hoon's RUG MUNCHING EXPLOITS says:

    As i was taters deep up Carina’s Minging minge at that time
    it cant have been me !

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  12. 19
    Huhneless says:

    It is entirely possible that Huhne forgot his car was at Stansted and went home down the M11 by taxi….and his car, which had been in sleep mode, woke up and in a panic started up by itself, crashed through the pay barriers, and having initially got lost ‘cos it couldn’t turn the satnav on, eventually found the M11.
    By now, having wasted time, it was imperative that he chased his master down the road, and forgot about that bleedin’ camera at the bottom of the M11, and anyway as cars cannot read he didn’t know what ’50’ meant.
    The defence rest m’lud.

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    • 35
      Judge Dread says:

      entirely possible someone else came back with him and drove for him…..

      how do you prove he was driving ???????

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      • 76
        Basil the Cat says:

        Did he pay to park? At those prices he probably paid by card so there will be a record of who paid for his parking

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      • 78
        Anonymous says:

        For the umpteenth time you do not need to prove he or indeed anyone else was driving all that is required is that you can show he was part of an arrangement where a person whom you can show was not driving said they were. That is the kernel of the matter. Of course this is all alleged at the moment and such a senario may not have occurred.

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        • 79
          Anonymous says:

          I should add that any party to such an arrangement would have to know it was not true at the time the declaration was made.

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          • Minty Pylon says:

            Would said party not also need to be in the country at the time the offense is taking place – ie the form falsely signed by someone … ?

            What if Huhne is in European Parliament on the day the form is signed …. byt his wife ?

            Who guilty then and but how much ?

            Guilt by association is not guilt sufficent for “beyond reasonable doubt”.

            Looks pretty sure his wife admits an offense – but does not necessaryily follow he was party to it – in totality….

            Lots of rich folks get of on technicalities – if huhne was in European when offense commited – does he not get of scot free ?????

            Campbell survived so long by knowing the truth and spinning the falsehood – so hacks aimed for the falsehood not realising they could be caught as they did not know or could prove what the truth was…. they felt sure something was wrong (like no WMD – ) …..

            Campbell survived inquiry after inquiry on “had he sexed up the doc” – rather than the real charge “did he build a doc on false evidence” – imagine a doc for WAR with a students thesis in it … this happened and no one caught for it cos everyone wanted to know about the thing about hats.

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      • 104
        Loosehead says:

        No, that doesn’t wash either. He’s the keeper of the car, so he would have got the initial notice. If he knew someone else was driving the car, why didn’t he pass it on to the correct person. Mistaking his female aide for his wife would be a logical mistake in a Shepherds Bush TravelLodge at 3am, but not when driving back from the airport.

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  13. 22
    Shoesmith's a cunt says:

    I hope Sharon Shoesmith gets her head caved in.

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    • 42
      The Paragnostic says:

      I hope they make Ed Balls or the Labour party personally/jointly liable for any compensation that the useless bitch gets in compensation – it shouldn’t be up to the public purse to cover Labour spin and misdemeanours.

      I hope she never gets a job with responsibilities again, but caving her head in would be a bit extreme, surely?

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  14. 25
    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    To all the people saying, “oh it’s only 3 speeding points”.

    Yep. You’re right. I don’t think any of us give a shit about that. I’ve got enough driving penalties myself. But if he lied to the police, the Courts, the DVLA, the public and his insurers, then that’s something else entirely.

    Plus ………. it’s CHRIS HUHNE!!! The bell-end eco-c’unt who wants to ruin Britain. Keep the pressure up, Mr Fawkes.

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  15. 28
    Frank E Haddock (son of God) says:

    This evening I will offer prayers in the hope and expectation that Mr Huhne will get all that’s coming with absolutely no discount. He is a fornicator and a sinner who is not fit for the Liberal Democrats let alone the Kingdom of Heaven.

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    • 47
      St Augustine of Hippo says:

      Quite right. You may pray for anything that may lawfully be desired. Yet, be careful that, if you pray for justice to be done, justice does not find you out.

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    • 62

      “…a fornicator and a sinner”? I thought those were plus points?

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      • 65
        The Paragnostic says:

        Being an askylist (I don’t believe in Dog), I am working on the theory that if there is a God, and he is a forgiving sort of being, then the more sins I commit, the happier any putative Deity would be when he comes to forgive them.

        It makes life a lot easier, though my sin repertoire is becoming more limited as I enter the autumn of life…

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  16. 30
    Sasha Grey's best bits says:

    Methinks Mark Hughes meant to right:

    “Chris is confident, but his confidence is not just because she hasn’t told the police anything, it comes from the fact that he hasn’t done anything RIGHT, EVER. IN FACT HE’S A SMUG LYING LITTLE SHITE OF THE UPMOST ORDER”.

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    • 34
      chittybangbang says:

      Excellent post!

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    • 70
      A word in your ear, old boy says:

      “Mark Hughes meant to right:”

      The privately educated would probably put

      “Mark Hughes meant to write:”

      Just so you know.

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      • 87
        ichabod says:

        As the Daily Telegraph has got rid of most of its decent journalists over the last few years, then the dregs ( mostly) that remain are going to be exposed as plonkers. Well done the Barclays, its not every wealthy businessman that can destroy a British institution.

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  17. 32
    chittybangbang says:

    Vicky Pryce is getting more like Vicky pollard yeah, but no but yeah.
    Hurry up Vicky, I want to see that bastard fry

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  18. 36
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    O/T sri Lanka all out 400.

    Onto Hunt, I am deciding wether to put up there with Balls as the most hated politicons?

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  19. 37
    Fluffy Thoughts says:

    wee-timmy@politcalbetting.com is willing to take any bets that the Huhne will stay. He’s a toady scouse [ex-]offie shop-keeper until he inherited wealth through mysoganist Blairite back-dealing.

    Guido, take him on. He can only loose his ‘funny-farm’ and Tu-pac CD collection after all…. :)

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  20. 39

    Huhne is digging himself deeper

    —and deeper
    —-and deeper
    —–and deeper
    ——and deeper
    ——-and deeper
    ——–and deeper

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    • 41
      Sir William Waad says:

      A penguin goes into a pub. He asks the barman “Has my brother been in ?”

      “Dunno” says the barman, “what does he look like?”

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    • 48
      The Paragnostic says:

      Too fast, too deep?

      Trouble is, all this digging is liable to result in an escape tunnel for the man who wants us all to sell windmills to the Doldrums, hydroelectric schemes to Holland and solar power to the Siberians…

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      • 54

        It’s down to the evidence, innit? It either stands up or it doesn’t. On the basis of what we already know, a decision not investigate would have been unacceptable. The police investigated. Huhne has banked on his hunch that, when push came to shove, Vicky would not implicate herself in a crime. Of course, if they find the photo, then there is no need to implicate herself. This may take some more days. If they don’t find it, then she has a decision to make.

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        • 67
          I'll have a P please Bob says:

          Even if there is a photo there is still the honest mistake argument – the summons came, we thought V had been driving, obviously we got it wrong. T’d expect huhne to run this if necessary and seek to discredit V. And very possibly get away with it.

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          • See what the judge makes of that. He would surely not chance his arm with a jury.

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          • Anonymous says:

            He will not get away with it in the court of public opinion even were he to get away with it in Court. He is finished.

            It is highly likely he filled in the request form for the driver in his own handwriting.

            It is highl;y likely he put his wife down, possibly without her knowing.

            It is highly likely that she was not driving and did not know he had put her down.

            It is highly likely she only found out about the whole thing AFTER THE EVENT.

            Huhne may even have sent her licence off without her knowledge.

            Her only offence then, would be failing to inform on her husband later when she came to know about it. Since informing on him would have finished him and put him in prison, not the sort of matter she will get imprisonment for. Duress may even have come into her failure to disclose.

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          • That is exactly how I read it, Mr Anonymong.

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      • 59

        But NOT coals to Newcastle!

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    • 52
      I'll have a P please Bob says:

      Guido is digging himself deeper

      —and deeper
      —-and deeper
      —–and deeper
      ——and deeper
      ——-and deeper
      ——–and deeper

      If this came to court cross examining Vicky would be a once-in-a-lifetime-at-the-bar wet dream, and it gets better with every fruit cake utterance from or about her.

      The sunday papers’ lawyers are patently very unhappy about the story; that is why they insisted on an affidavit

      And if Guido’s readership is what he says it is, this very site plus his and Keaul’s tweetings are handing huhne a no – possibility – of – a fair – hearing get out of jail free card twice a day

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  21. 43
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Hunttvshows ; Police, camera,action.

    Porridge

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  22. 46
    Abe I o'Logist says:

    Huhnes and limpets have 99% of their DNA in common.

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    • 53
      The Paragnostic says:

      Huhne is, in fact, the result of ‘junk’ DNA expressing itself in human form.

      Normally, these people become senior judges, human rights lawyers or Labour politicians, but the bilirubin gene was duplicated in Huhne, causing him to display yellow Lib Dem tendencies.

      It is thought that this syndrome may be treatable in future, but for the moment only eradication of the defective organism can save the normal human race.

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  23. 49

    I would be quite prepared to admit that I was shagging Vicky Pryce, at the time, on the night in question, if that helps to send Huhne to jail. Mind you, I am not sure that he would resign, even if committed.

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  24. 64
    Kat P says:

    If the car was clocked somewhere in Essex at 11.20pm, but his plane had arrived at Stanstead at 10.23pm (?), he can’t have been going that fast?

    On the other hand Mrs H could have left Central London at 10pm, picked him up at Stanstead and been on herw ay back in time for a 11.20pm ticket?

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    • 84
      Huhneless says:

      …’er not quite right!
      10.23 touchdown
      10.32 taxi and doors open
      10.45 out through customs
      10.55 in car….. 2 mins to phone latest lover
      10.59 enter M11
      11.23 shoot past camera in 50 mph dual carriageway at bottom of motorway
      Journey so far of 21.8 miles should have taken 34 minutes …not 26 mins…..GUILTY??

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  25. 69
    The Paragnostic says:

    O/T, but good news anyway – remember the ‘disabled’ man who was pulled from his wheelchair and given a slap at the student protests? You know, the one who could walk quite well when it suited him?

    Well, it turns out that the coppers in this case did no wrong –

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/police-wheelchair-attack-on-jody-mcintyre-lawful-2290000.html

    Shame – maybe he’ll have to rely on some other way of boosting his benefits now that he hasn’t got a compo claim, the lefty twat.

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  26. 77
    Micky Louder says:

    Look it’s quite clear Huhne is bang to rights as his wife was 40 miles away and could only have got to the location of the roadside camera if she had been driving very, very fast.

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  27. 88
    Bird wsb says:

    Why would a highly successful and well paid woman waste time driving her husband to the airport, which she must have done if his car wasn’t parked there on his return. Or did he go by taxi on the outward journey? If so, he presumably put in an expenses claim for the cost of the taxi? And why didn’t he take a taxi home again? He must have known his wife had an important engagement that evening. It doesn’t look very considerate to me.

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  28. 89
    Bob R says:

    Crick says it was on the M11. As has already been pointed out in another thread, the points on Vicky’s licence are SP30 which is not a motorway speeding offence. Motorway speeding is SP50. Crick says it was on the M11

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  29. 90
    CUT CUT CUT says:

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  30. 91
    AtillaTheHun says:

    Brown trouser time for Guido, this story appears to be falling apart.

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  31. 92
    Name (optional) says:

    “Enter stage right Newsnight’s Michael Crick …”

    This must be the first time Commie Crick’s ever been to the right of anything.

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  32. 93
    AtillaTheHun says:

    Why is my comment still awaiiting moderation?

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    • 94
      Young Tim says:

      …once a huhne always a c’unt …frankly would we really care anymore if he’d driven a tank backwards across a children’s playground whilst pissed…dead duck flying……….. just

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  33. 95
    Jumbo says:

    To listen to cameron you’d truly think the nightmare of mendacity and thugocracy that was 1997-2000 was not over after all

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  34. 97
    Cardinal Richelieu's mole says:

    From http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2011/05/hoon-crackdown-two-anti-hooning-ads.html

    “In Australia and New Zealand, “hooning” is a term applied to any anti-social and often dangerous behavior behind the wheel of a car.

    Burnouts, car surfing and illegal street racing all fall under this rather broad definition. And it’s an ever-growing problem. Each year there are more reports like, “Hoons kill innocent driver in Dandenong, say police” and, “Man killed in Burwood Highway ‘hoon’ crash.”

    Do the Ozzers know they are misspelling?

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  35. 99
    Handycock says:

    This story is going nowhere.

    Welcome to the off the uck club Chris.

    Remember to sign up to The Lodge before Sunday though!

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  36. 100
    Voice of Treason says:

    Never mind Huhne, this fucking stupid country treats its prisoners better than it cares for its old folk so you should be fine.

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